Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Partners in Progress 12/2018 Issue

Jan 10, 2019


PINP_Dec2018_finalLR 171x211The latest issue of the Partners in Progress magazine encompasses how we can turn “hope” into a “strategy” if we make a concentrated effort to address our problems and increase our positive opportunities. Sitting around and talking about how our current situation could be, but isn’t, just doesn’t cut it.

The first article examines how embracing technological change is vital to opening doors for the signatory sheet metal industry. When both SMACNA and SMART take the opportunity to change mindsets, adapt their training methods, and invest in new equipment, their customers realize the value they offer over competitors.

Another article reveals how labor and management in Houston, Texas, and Washington, D.C., have found away to recover markets by implementing regionally-specific strategies. Local 54 Business Manager Eddie Gonzalez has seen that “…we aren’t always going to agree on everything, but our members know that we have to do something together to regain the sector.”

Read about how in Oregon, the strategy is to help girls from age 8 to 14 realize the exciting world of making and building. It’s a program that is growing and paving the way to a stronger sheet metal workforce.

Finally, don’t miss out on an article about how to get the best result on projects by using scheduling tools. Read the entire issue.